Bassong Red Card Appeal Turned Down By English FA

As we had half expected, Newcastle United’s appeal to overturn the red card shown to Sebastien Bassong in Saturday’s home defeat against Fulham, has been rejected.


Sebastien Bassong – could have played last game for Newcastle

Newcastle had nothing to lose of course, so appealed the sending off in a case of wrongful dismissal, after the 22 year-old Frenchman was dismissed by referee Howard Webb for a second-half foul on Diomansy Kamara.

An English A Statement  released on Tuesday, which has been put on the Newcastle United web-site, read as follows:

“At a Regulatory Commission hearing today, a claim for wrongful dismissal by Newcastle United defender Sebastian Bassong was rejected.”

“Bassong was sent off during Newcastle United’s Premier League match with Fulham on Saturday 16 May for denial of an obvious goalscoring opportunity.”

” Bassong’s two match suspension, due to it being his second dismissal of the season, begins with immediate effect.”

It hardly helped our case, that manager Alan Shearer immediately following the game said the sending off was probably the correct decision.

The very impressive youngster will also miss the first game next season, but at which club that will be, and in which division, is an open question at the moment.    We hope it’s at Newcastle, and in the Premier League.

But it could well be that when he walked off the field after 60 minutes on Saturday afternoon, that was his last appearance in the famous black and white shirt of  Newcastle United.

If Newcastle are relegated it’s almost odds-on that Arsenal will secure his services, and they will be getting a future great player.

That will be to Newcastle’s loss of course, but when you get relegated you have to pay the piper.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • tdt

    May 19, 2009 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #1





    Krul, Cacapa, Gutherie, Loven, LuaLua, owen, Carroll.

  • Bmore

    May 19, 2009 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #2

    Please stop trying to force him out Ed.

    He still has 2 years left on his contract – Shearer won’t let him go anywhere.

    For the price we paid, I would be happy for the contract to run down.

  • batty

    May 19, 2009 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #3

    WORKY STARDUST will i be banned if you get a blog going lol

  • batty

    May 19, 2009 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #4

    man city not going to spend big in summer ssn

  • beyethegreat

    May 19, 2009 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #5

    dont u believe it batty

  • Ed Harrison

    May 19, 2009 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #6

    Bmore – I’m hardly trying to force him out – he’s been our very best player this season, and has shown great heart too.
    But it will be very hard to keep him if we get relegated – and if you look at it from his viewpoint – it may be better to join a good club like Arsenal – than play in the Championship.
    We hope he stays.

  • beyethegreat

    May 19, 2009 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #7

    so ed have you devided when the very last day of the blof will be

  • beyethegreat

    May 19, 2009 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #8


  • JJJ

    May 19, 2009 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #9

    Well since our current team is bollocks I decided to lpay fantasy Newcastle and put our best ever (since I’ve supported into a team) what you think… these guys to beat Villa.






    Subs: Hislop, Stuart Pierce, Speed, Cole, Solano, Gazza, Asprilla.

  • beyethegreat

    May 19, 2009 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #10






  • Paul P

    May 19, 2009 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #11

    well i blame ed harrison for newcastle’s demise simply because since ed announced he was going to finish the blog at the end of the season, we have gone backwards and not looked interested n the pitch haha……. just kidding ed.

    seriously though, ed is right, potentially if we go down, the big wagers will have to go, so you can forgot about your owens, vidukas, geremi, cacapa, but etc, the players we are going to get money for are bassong and martins and maybe steve taylor, if athletico madrid are wanting to pay 6million for side show bob, i would take their hands off, nolan is too fat, guthrie showed promise at the start of the season, but overaul, not good enough, harper, i thought he would have been up for it, but he simply aint been good enough. has he saved a shot since given left. beye, love him to stay and hope he does. if we do get beat on sunday and go down all this lot will be gone, it will be a new team next season. we will need some sort of experience in there to get out of that division as it is the hardest division to get out of.

    if we stay up, ashley (who is to blame for our demise and his cockney pinhead of a friend), he will sell up, it will be then time to start a fresh, shearer will need to get rid of the deadwood, bring in people who will be proud to wear the shirt like all of us newcastle fans do and then take the team onto a higher level. lets hope that it is this option and not a long train journey home from birmingham new street come 6.30 on sunday night. lets keep the faith.

  • Doocey

    May 19, 2009 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #12

    Coloccini will be good in time – believe me.

    Either he’ll stay and get better or leave and come back to haunt us.

    No chance that the red card would be rescinded anyways, it was worthy of a red.

  • Paul P

    May 19, 2009 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #13

    Beye Woodgate Albert Bernard

    Gascoinge Beardsley Lee

    Keegan Shearer Ferdinand

    Subs Cole, Hislop, Asprilla, Ginola, Speed, Venison, Waddle

  • beyethegreat

    May 19, 2009 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #14

    how about a celeb team of toon fans






  • serene0380

    May 20, 2009 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #15

    How i wish I can be there to support Newcastle team…

    Fr Singapore
    Let’s pray for Newcastle team.


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